Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie (DR-1539)

Incident period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 13, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 21, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Federal assistance for Floridians rises steadily as individuals in the Sunshine State recover from damages caused by the 2004 hurricanes. The four disasters resulted in more than 1.247 million storm victims applying for federal and state aid, and federal officials continue to review grant requests to reimburse local agencies for recovery projects under way.
April 14, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The need for face-to-face disaster assistance to last year’s hurricane victims has declined, according to officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT). FEMA and SERT have provided that service through Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) at locations throughout Florida since August 2004.
April 14, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla.-- Nearly $5 billion in federal assistance has been approved for Floridians to help recover from damages suffered from the 2004 hurricanes. More than 1.247 million storm victims have applied for federal and state aid, and federal officials continue to review grant requests to reimburse local agencies for recovery projects under way.
April 14, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The need for face-to-face disaster assistance to last year’s hurricane victims has declined, according to officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT). FEMA and SERT have provided that service through Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) at locations throughout Florida since August 2004.
April 14, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- People with speech or hearing impairments who suffered damages in Florida's Fall hurricanes need not worry. Help is as close as a phone call, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) special TTY telephone service. The special line-- 1-800-462-7585-- operates 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday. Callers reach an operator using a text line and need to have their disaster application number available when they call. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.
April 13, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Disaster relief payments received from damages during last year’s Florida hurricanes are not taxable, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states on its website (IRS.gov) that “qualified disaster relief payments are not included in the income of individuals to the extent any expenses compensated by these payments are not otherwise compensated for by insurance or other reimbursement.

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